The automotive world is abuzz with excitement as new spy shots of the South Korean automotive giant Hyundai Creta EV’s interior have recently surfaced online. These leaked images provide a glimpse into the highly anticipated electric version of Hyundai’s popular SUV. The model has been spotted previously on a few occasions, but as of yet, no pictures of the interior of the forthcoming EV SUV have been leaked up until today.
When compared to the internal combustion engine (ICE) version of the Creta, the EV variant showcases several notable changes within its cabin. One can immediately notice a different instrument cluster, expected to provide comprehensive information related to the electric powertrain, such as range, battery status, and regenerative braking data.
Moreover, the touchscreen setup appears slightly smaller than its ICE counterpart, suggesting a focused approach to optimizing electric vehicle controls and the user experience. Another striking distinction is the absence of a gear selector lever; instead, a rotary knob is likely to be employed to select the drive mode, adding a touch of modernity to the Creta EV’s interior. Apart from the interior, the car was also shown from the outside fully undisguised, with just the emblems being covered by black tape.
It is believed that Hyundai’s foray into the electric vehicle market in India has not been that significant, with offerings like the Kona EV and the Ioniq 5, as these vehicles are more high-end and currently do not have many buyers in the country. According to reports, the Creta EV is set to bolster the brand’s electric mobility plans and cater to a wider audience, positioned below the Kona EV in the lineup. While detailed specifications are yet to be revealed, Hyundai’s commitment to delivering strong performance and a decent range is expected to carry over to the Creta EV.
Looking ahead, Hyundai plans to introduce the Creta EV in a completely revamped avatar by 2025. This next-generation model will feature a revised exterior design, adding a fresh aesthetic appeal to the popular SUV. Simultaneously, the interior will be laden with an array of cutting-edge features and advanced technologies, enhancing convenience, comfort, and overall driving pleasure.
Industry insiders suggest that the Creta EV may eventually replace the current Kona EV in India. As the Kona EV nears the end of its lifecycle, Hyundai aims to capitalize on the immense popularity of the Creta to transition customers to the electric SUV. In terms of powertrain, the Creta EV is expected to share similarities with its predecessor. It may feature the same battery and motor setup found in the India-spec Kona EV, delivering an impressive 450-kilometer driving range, 136 horsepower, and 395 Newton-meters of torque.